Arcadia

Roman Mosaics Across The Empire – Arcadia at Getty Villa

Roman Mosaics Across The Empire – Arcadia at Getty Villa

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Roman Mosaics Across the Empire an exhibition at Getty Villa 30 March – 12 Sept 2016 reveals how ancient Romans were surrounded daily by beautiful art & imagery

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The Culture Concept – Art Design & Style, Free Video Series

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The Culture Concept Circle videos survey the progress of architecture, gardens, interiors, paintings, sculpture & objet d’art FREE – Antiquity to Renaissance

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Plato and Philosophy – Renaissance Gardens and Earthly Love

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Renaissance designers grasped the idea of a garden everyone would be happy enjoying life and love in together as in Arcadia pastoral home of the Ancient Greeks

Eti in Arcadia Ego by Nicolas Poussin

Claude Lorrain – At the Beginning of a Modern Romantic Idyll

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French artist Claude Lorrain presented nature and antiquity as more beautiful than it was and the countryside around Rome inspired his poetic rendering of light

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Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water

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At the Beginnings of Art – An Arcadian Ideal

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The Arcadian ideal of ancient Greece as a centre for youth, energy, toleration and intellectual freedom a place where beauty and nature came together is true